Lofty Goals

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. ~Harriet Van Horne

My lofty aspirations in the kitchen may not seem “lofty” to a master chef or even many home chefs, but here’s the list of homemade items I’d like to tackle in the kitchen (in no particular order):

  1. Bread
  2. Biscuits
  3. Pizza dough
  4. Pasta
  5. Paella
  6. Roast chicken with all the fixings
  7. Savory Soufflé
  8. Sweet Soufflé
  9. Whipped Cream (that isn’t liquid or turned into butter)
  10. Donuts
  11. French Macarons
  12. Filled Cupcakes Best Birthday Cupcakes with Fudge Filling (Oct. 2011)
  13. Perfect Pie Crust
  14. Banana Cream Pie
  15. Pâte à Choux (a.k.a. cream puffs)
  16. A cake that looks like food (e.g. cheeseburger, sushi)
  17. Cake pops
  18. Tarte Tatin
  19. Crème Brûlée
What feats do you aspire to tackle your kitchen?

13 Responses to “Lofty Goals”

  1. Louise August 18, 2011 at 11:39 AM #

    Best of Luck, Leah, in attempting your lofty goals……you go Girl!!
    Love Ya Lots, Mom

    • loftybites August 23, 2011 at 12:25 PM #

      Thanks Mom… I know I can always count on my #1 fan for encouragement!

  2. Jenny August 24, 2011 at 11:36 AM #

    Lemme guess – Julia Child Fan? She totally got me hooked on cooking complicated dishes too… Adorable blog, looking forward to more.

    • loftybites August 24, 2011 at 2:49 PM #

      Thanks Jenny! I think Julia inspires us all… especially when it comes to attempting complicated dishes. I appreciate your kind words and I’ll be following you too!

  3. Brittany August 26, 2011 at 9:25 AM #


    Your brownies look delicious! They’re definitely on my list of new recipes to try. I love your lofty goals. I’m a huge fan of making my own bread and I think you will be too. Pizza dough is pretty easy, so easy in fact that we have a homemade pizza almost every Friday to celebrate the weekend. I too would love to try and make my own donuts (and bagels). We’ll have to trade recipes!

    • loftybites August 26, 2011 at 10:20 AM #

      Thank you Brittany! We definitely need to swap recipes, and I’m sure I’ll be asking you some tips on the homemade bread and dough making!

    • loftybites August 26, 2011 at 10:20 AM #

      Thank you Brittany! We definitely need to swap recipes, and I’m sure I’ll be asking you some tips on the homemade bread and dough making!

  4. bobbi munn August 28, 2011 at 3:47 PM #

    Hi Leah

    your new undertakiing is very cool=best of luck!

    i am interested in cooking and very much like perusing my food magasines and website. so much fun to be had in the kitchen, so little time!

    the brownies look delish. i will let you know if i try them

    • loftybites August 28, 2011 at 5:25 PM #

      Thanks Bobbi! This blog is helping me make more time for fun in the kitchen!:)

  5. jen munn September 7, 2011 at 11:55 PM #

    Love this, Love cooking!! So cool! Will def. try out some of your recipes and let you know how they turn out! Hope you are loving NY:)

    • loftybites September 8, 2011 at 9:08 AM #

      Thanks Jen! Please do let me know what you think. We are loving NY – it’s a fun new place!

  6. Emmylou September 13, 2011 at 1:02 PM #

    I just found your blog though linkedIn. Hope you have great successes!!

  7. Pam Robinson October 18, 2011 at 2:26 PM #

    Oh, we are destined to be friends. I can’t wait to try these recipes!

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